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Local health initiative requests focus group participants

To better serve the Southeast Missouri region, the Madison County Health Department is teaming up with other health departments across the heartland to improve and further develop M Power, a nonprofit regional initiative dedicated to helping those in the area affected by chronic disease.

Madison County is currently registering individuals for focus groups in which they can share their opinions regarding health education services available at the health department. Those who participate will receive a $25 gift card in addition to a free meal during the focus group session. Those interested in helping the health department can contact BOLD Marketing at 573-803-0676 or rochelle@getboldmarketing.com.

The Madison County Health Department requests adults of all ages, income levels and backgrounds apply to participate. Health department officials also highly encourage those caring for anyone with chronic disease and those affected by chronic disease to take this opportunity to share their opinions regarding the Madison County Health Department’s services.

Participants must be at least 25 years of age and a U.S. citizen. The focus group meeting will last around one hour. To receive a gift card, participants must remain involved throughout the full discussion time. Those who participate will also need to have an address within Madison County.

Dates, times and locations are as follows:

April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the Madison County Health Department (806 W. College Ave., Fredericktown);

April 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., at the Madison County Health Department

To continue growing and meeting the needs of the community, the Madison County Health Department, in conjunction with M Power affiliates, looks forward to input from those for whom they wish to improve services.

About M Power:

M Power is a regional initiative committed to improving the health of those affected by chronic disease – such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and others. By providing those living with chronic disease and caregivers of those with chronic disease unique tools and techniques to better manage symptoms, we are empowering Southeast Missouri to get well.

About the Madison County Health Department:

The Madison County Health Department provides a variety of healthcare services and programs to residents in Madison County, Mo. These services include birth control, immunizations and blood pressure/blood sugar screenings to residents of all demographics, regardless of income.

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